In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, the Sheriff’s Office is airing a photograph and name of a person that has failed to appear in court, Chief Deputy Webre said.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre reports the Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. The ongoing initiative is “OPERATION NO SHOW.”

Persons who are arrested on criminal charges are entitled to a bond. Upon bonding from jail the individual is given notice to be in court on a specific date. The following individuals ignored their court date which subsequently led to a bench warrant being issued by the court for failure to appear:

Alexander Edgerson, 31, of 1612 North Coontrap Road, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Sam Honore, 21, of 17585 Airline Highway, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for theft.

Chad Roddy, 24, of 17295 JT Roddy Road, Prairieville, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for possession of firearm by convicted felon.

Mohaned Abu-Jaber, 42, of 1210 North Airline Highway, Gonzales, is wanted on felony bench warrant for two counts issuing worthless checks.

Cleveland Thompson, 21, of 39013 Bayou View, Gonzales, is wanted on a felony bench warrant for illegal possession of stolen firearms and attempted second-degree murder.

In an effort to reduce these felony bench warrant numbers, the Sheriff’s Office is airing a photograph and name of a person that has failed to appear in court, Chief Deputy Webre said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

Contributed by APSO